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Update: Vehicle in which passenger was killed failed to yield in Plankinton crash

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety has issued a correction concerning a crash that killed one man last Friday afternoon.

Updated information indicates that the vehicle in which the man who died was a passenger, not the other vehicle involved, failed to yield at a stop sign.

It has also been clarified since the crash that two of the three people involved were wearing seat belts, while an initial report stated none were.

The crash occurred at 2:40 p.m., 2 miles east of Plankinton. A 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, eastbound on S.D. Highway 16, failed to yield after stopping at a stop sign and collided with a 2012 Ford F-250 that was northbound on U.S. Highway 281.

All three people involved suffered serious, non-life-threatening injuries. The Chevrolet's 79-year-old male passenger died on Monday. He and the vehicle's 68-year-old driver were wearing seat belts, and the 77-year-old male driver of the Ford was not.

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The names of those involved have not been released. Charges are pending against both drivers, and Highway Patrol continues to investigate.

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